AAS, Design & Visual Communication
In today’s world, visual artists touch virtually every commercial and media asset—from product packaging and in-store displays to advertisements and promotional print materials to television and video graphics to website and interactive media designs.
TFA’s Associate of Applied Science degree in Design & Visual Communication teaches students timeless design principles, contemporary technologies, and emerging trends employed in the visual communications industry today. Students have the opportunity to develop brand identity systems, product and package designs, websites and mobile applications, and social media and digital marketing campaigns—all while cultivating robust print and digital portfolios of original and client-based projects.
HOW WE’RE DIFFERENT
Why choose a GRAPHIC DESIGN SCHOOL in chicago?
The diverse and exciting career paths within graphic design require future designers to have much more than just a strong grasp of the basic tools. That’s why TFA’s Design + Visual Communication program injects real-world projects into the classroom experience as early as the first year of study. Unlike a typical school for graphic design that shield students from client-based projects, TFA establishes strong relationships with local and national clients who understand the value of working with our students. These relationships provide opportunities for our emerging professionals to learn, practice, and refine the aesthetic, technical and interpersonal skills needed to succeed in the professional design world.
PREPARING YOU TO LAUNCH YOUR CAREER IN GRAPHIC DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION
When you leave TFA, you’ll have much more than just a degree to show employers or clients. You will have a polished portfolio demonstrating your talents and skills with a multitude of projects ranging from real client style guides, to TV-ready motion graphics, to flourishing websites, to interactive design applications and beyond. Prospective employers will clearly see that you are a step ahead of your competition due to your unique client-based experiences, your deep knowledge of a variety of design tools and techniques, and your uncompromising work ethic and professionalism. We think you will agree that your choice to enroll at the best school for graphic design puts you on a clear path toward success well before you graduate.
Contact us today to learn more about earning your Associate of Applied Science degree in Design & Visual Communication at TFA.
Graphic Design + Visual Communication Program